Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lowering your Azure VM costs

Microsoft have announced a new ‘Hybrid Use Benefit’ method to potentially reduce the cost of VMs in Azure by allowing you the right to use some of your on-premises licensing in Azure VM’s.

The above video give you more information as does this page:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/hybrid-use-benefit/

As you can see, the saving can be up to 40%! That’s pretty significant if you qualify.

Another tool that Microsoft has just announced to help you migrate to Azure is the:

Free cloud migration assessment

This assessment can help you:

  • Identify all the servers across your datacenter environment
  • Analyse your workload configuration
  • Estimate the initial cost benefits of moving to Microsoft Azure
  • View and export the results into a customized report

However, if you are just getting started with Azure check out this on demand webinar:

Getting Started with Microsoft Azure